Definition of Polyporales
: an order of basidiomycetous fungi (subclass Homobasidiomycetes) that is often included in Agaricales and that includes chiefly saprophytic fungi (as of wood) typically with shelflike or resupinate fruiting bodies which have a smooth or wrinkled often porose hymenium — compare clavariaceae, hydnaceae, polyporaceae
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Origin and Etymology of polyporales
New Latin, from Polyporus + -ales
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